Man, is there anything the Kinect can't do? Holograms, Clipse videos, surgical equipment--the Kinect is a jack of all image-sensing trades. Earlier this month, students at the U.K.'s University of Warwick created a robot designed for earthquake rescues that uses a Kinect as the main sensor instead of a LIDAR, a laser range-finder that's not only far more expensive, but also less effective (it's limited to a 2-D planar view). The Kinect's range-finder delivers a proper 3-D depth map, which could be invaluable in helping rescuers find victims. This particular robot isn't a rescue-bot, but more of a scout--it's able to get in places human scouts can't, streamlining the rescue process.